Howard Springs, Northern Territory

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Howard Springs
DarwinNorthern Territory
Gunn Point Road - Howard Springs.jpg
Howard Springs is located in Northern Territory
Howard Springs
Howard Springs
Coordinates12°28′02″S 131°03′44″E / 12.4672°S 131.0621°E / -12.4672; 131.0621Coordinates: 12°28′02″S 131°03′44″E / 12.4672°S 131.0621°E / -12.4672; 131.0621[1]
Population5,132 (2016 census)[2]
 • Density65.309/km2 (169.150/sq mi)
Area78.58 km2 (30.3 sq mi)[citation needed]
LGA(s)Litchfield Municipality
Territory electorate(s)Nelson
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Howard Springs:
Shoal Bay Shoal Bay Shoal Bay
Shoal Bay
Howard Springs Shoal Bay
Virginia Virginia
McMinns Lagoon
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[3][4]

Howard Springs is a locality in the Northern Territory of Australia.[1] It is 29 km SE of the Darwin CBD. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The suburb is mostly a rural area, but has been experiencing strong growth in population and development. Settlement of the suburb began in 1864. In 1939, Howard Springs was the first major water supply area to service Darwin. Later Manton Dam supplied water to Darwin, but now most of Darwin's water supply comes from Darwin River Dam.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Place Names Register Extract for Howard Springs (locality)". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Howard Springs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Howard Springs". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Litchfield Municipality Localities" (PDF). Place Names Committee. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
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